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Kwame Brown to have shoulder surgery, out three months

Jan 12, 2012, 4:50 PM EST

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Kwame Brown, the Warriors new starting center and key to their defensive presence in the paint, will be out at least three months if not the rest of the season due to shoulder surgery, reports Matt Steinmetz at CSNBayArea.com.

The surgery will repair a torn muscle in his shoulder suffered on a hard foul by the Heat’s Udonis Haslem during Golden State’s overtime victory against Miami Tuesday.

“Obviously, we’re very disappointed for Kwame, who was playing extremely well and had worked diligently since his arrival,” Warriors general manager Larry Riley said. “In short time, he had proven to be the anchor to our low post defense and certainly lived up to his reputation as one of the top interior defenders in the NBA.”

When Andris Biedrins got injured Brown moved into the starting lineup and had secured the spot. Which really says more about the state of the Warriors roster than anything. Warriors’ fans can expect to see a lot more Biedrins now. Sorry.

Brown is on a one-year, $7 million deal with the Warriors.

  1. goforthanddie - Jan 12, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    It’s Kwame, they won’t even notice he’s gone.

  2. youngdrudown - Jan 12, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    “The surgery will repair a torn muscle in his shoulder suffered on a hard foul by the Heat’s Udonis Haslem during Golden State’s overtime victory against Miami Tuesday.”

    Did u even watch the game?? He wasnt fould be UD.. He injured himself FOULING UD. He tried to foul him so hard that he tore his pec.

  3. youngdrudown - Jan 12, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    * He wasn’t fouled BY

  4. zacksdad - Jan 12, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    Maybe he can use his spare time to make some extra cash and train Andrew Bynum some more.

  5. cornbreadbbqred - Jan 13, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Ah, well. He has only shown up in shape and ready to play once a year previous to this anyway… . Golden State is really snake-bit to rely on him to seriously rehabilitate an injury and come back ready to play with no delays or complications.

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